We’re Brian Clevinger and Scott Wegener and we’re the creators of Atomic Robo, an online comic about the adventures of a robot who is also a scientist. Each volume is a self-contained story about the incredible life of Atomic Robo.
We also make a spin-off series called Real Science Adventures where we work with other artists to showcase the rest of Robo’s world. Check it out! Today we’d like to Kickstart the fancy hardcover edition of our newest book, Real Science Adventures: The Nicodemus Job. This stunning collection was drawn by Meredith McClaren, colored by J.N. Wiedle (Chapter One) and Shan Murphy (Chapters Two through Five), lettered by Tess Stone, edited by Lee Black, written by Brian Clevinger, with layout/design by Eric Trautmann.
Oh and uh also Doctor Dinosaur wrote a book and we’re contractually obligated to help him promote it. But our promotion doesn’t have to be polite. So, it’s called Doctor Dinosaur’s Time Travel Through the Back Door, and it’s terrible. Just, seriously, a big stupid mess of a book.
The Nicodemus Job is the story of the greatest heist of the 11th century! This is our deepest dive into the history of Atomic Robo’s world. We’ve got a crew of thieves, con artists, and bums (well, one bum).
And they’re up against one of the most powerful men in the city using his political power to rob from the rich and give to, well, himself. Our heroes have to break into a vault that’s built like a fortress and guarded by an army on the inside and another army on the outside, and then they’ve got to get back out again without anyone noticing.
But that's not all. Sadly.
Doctor Dinosaur’s Time Travel Through the Back Door is just stupid. It’s filled with advice the same way a bag of angry scorpions is filled with friends.
Stranger still, there are these bizarre (and rambling) excerpts from his bestselling autobiography, I’ve Been Everywhen, Man which, it must be said, does not currently exist in our timeline. I think these passages are included just to pad out the page count? Even if we assume any of them are true (they’re not) none of them make sense regardless. I mean, people would notice a talking dinosaur running around!
We’re going to make a fancy hardcover edition of The Nicodemus Job. This will collect all five chapters of the story and include bonus features like in-universe documents, a cover gallery, notes from the creators, and more!
We’re also going to make two versions of Doctor Dinosaur’s Moronic Time Travel Thing so he’ll shut up about it. One is softcover, one is hardcover, and both are bad. These will include, oh lord, I don’t know what. He’s going to put some graphs in there. Good luck with them. He thinks he can write haiku so look forward to that I guess?
We have rewards for every budget. Everything from purely digital goodies to several flavors of original art. Shipping costs will be determined as part of our fulfillment through PledgeManager.
The Hardcover — The complete story of The Nicodemus Job by McClaren, Wiedle, Murphy, Stone, Lee, and Clevinger with cover gallery, alt cover gallery, concept art, additional documents and speculation about the heist, and an introduction by John Rogers, the creator of LEVERAGE.
Dino Time Thing — Doctor Dinosaur says there will be two versions of this. One is for “Stupid dumb babies” which I assume means the softcover edition. The other is “Super Deluxcelsior” so that’s probably the hardcover? Honestly it could go either way with these names.
Print Set — A collection of all new prints. The higher our goal, the more you get!
Dino Fun Time Sticker Sheet — Doctor Dinosaur is jerk but other dinosaurs are still cool. And so are stickers! So we smashed them together into one item.
AN ABSOLUTE MASTERPIECE — These are Doctor Dinosaur’s “very good” self-portraits. You could get one, but I don’t really recommend it.
Signed Bookplates — You slap these on the inside your book and by the transitive property you got a signed book!
Scott Sketch — Original art from Mr. Scott Wegener handmade just for you!
Original Page Art — Now’s your chance to own an original page of Atomic Robo art from the first nine volumes. Scott’s been working digitally ever since, so once these are gone, they’re really gone!
Original Cover Art — The one-of-a-kind original cover art for the hardcover edition of The Nicodemus Job can be yours!
Check out our tiers below! Unfortunately some of them have to include Doctor Dinosaur's Dumb Time Book or, y'know, the suing. But no one says you have to read it. Right?
But we're not gonna stop there.
It's simple. The more money that gets added to the pile, the more stuff we'll throw at you for backing us. We'll share those details as you unlock them!
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